The Robotech live-action movie being developed by Sony with an eye toward launching a franchise, has reportedly landed IT helmer Andres Muschietti to direct. Efforts to bring Robotech to the big screen have been on-going since at least 2007, when Tobey Maguire was interested in appearing in the film.

Robotech began life as an anime series first released in the United States in 1985, after being cobbled together out of three separate Japanese shows. The very Transformers-sounding story deals with humans fending off invading aliens using tech, including transformable mecha, reverse-engineered from technology salvaged from a crashed alien space craft. The original show ran for 85 episodes, and then was ...

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